December 27, 2018
Bought some of those tacticle flashlights for seeing in the dark and defending against feral lab minions. Came up with this holder to make it fast to grab them in a situation, yet fun to display on the wall.
For your lair.
Idea was to create a holder that displayed the flashlight like a torch on the wall. It had to support the weight up to a tactical 4-D cell flashlight and be easy to insert/remove.
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Last updated: October, 2022
TO DO LIST:
- Test with USB charging tactical flashlight.
- Test in PLA and PETG materials.
- Test with 3D and 4D flashlights.
I worked together with my Twitch viewers to refine the concept. We ended up with a minimalist design that is lightweight and provides access for USB charging if needed. The design still needs a couple refinements to stabilize it on the wall.
- 2-part design to optimize strength for each part's function.
- Small, open bracket design for easy flashlight extraction.
- Only works with D-cell, tactical flashlights, but could easliy be designed for others.
- Need to locate rechargable tactical flashlight to test USB clearance. Assuming it is on the bottom of the flashlight.
Concept was hacked together with some PVC pipe and a printed bracket. It held the flashlight on the wall nicely, but needed work.
- Open mount is not a good idea. The flashlight marks the wall.
- The closed PVC design requires lifting the flashlight up and out of the bracket. It would be better to make it shorter with an open front that flexes to allow for easier removal.